I started Isaac's Friends after two events had a huge impact on my life. First, my daughter was seriously ill when she was one year old. The experience of staying in the hospital non-stop for 10 days gave me a new perspective on the fear, worry and anxiety people face that have sick or injured children. Second, a friend's son was diagnosed with leukemia at age 15 and fought it for a year before he passed away. Something he always enjoyed was when his friends would come over to do "normal" stuff like playing video games or fishing - it helped him cope and get away mentally from his condition. I saw a need I could do something about so I did it. I began reaching out to sick and injured children in the hospital to show them compassion through playing games and other fun activities. I founded Isaac's Friends to get others involved in helping children and families in their community by spending one-on-one interaction time with them during their time in the hospital. One year later and our volunteers have helped over 800 children. We are at 3 children's hospitals and looking forward to expanding to all children's hospitals in the next few years.